Education & Research

At The HAP Foundation, we understand that we can best support our patients and their families by also supporting the people who serve them, the medical and nursing professionals. Whether you are directly involved in the delivery of medical care, or have patients who find themselves coping with a serious illness or issues of grief from the death of a loved one, we can work together to help these families during a vulnerable time in their lives.

We provide educational and informational opportunities for our partners in care, such as:

  • In-service education
  • Continuing Education (CE) courses
  • Healthcare symposiums
  • Publications and online resources
  • Advance care planning instruction
  • Residency rotations and internships

Group education

As part of our commitment to providing the best care possible for people with serious illness, we are proud to provide guest speakers for educating our care partners and community groups to create awareness and a better understanding of matters relating to hospice and palliative medicine.

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Understanding the Situation

If you or someone close to you has just received a diagnosis, or you have been living with a serious health issue for some time, it may be helpful to stop and think about the following: Make a List of Your Questions. Some of your questions may be answered as you read information provided here.…

What is Palliative Care?

People with serious illnesses often live with physical and emotional pain. Palliative care is specialized medical care that helps to manage patient symptoms, focuses on improving quality of life for both the patient and their family, and makes living with a serious illness easier.  The palliative care team works with the individual’s current doctors to…

Selecting a Palliative Care Provider

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, are having difficulty managing symptoms, or have had multiple hospitalizations or emergency room visits, palliative care may make your life and that of your family much easier. A more in-depth overview of palliative care and the support it can provide can be found…

What is Hospice Care?

The goal of hospice is to allow people with a life-limiting illness to live fully and comfortably with the precious time they have left. A hospice team will focus on the quality of life of the whole person and provide pain management, emotional and spiritual support tailored to meet the wishes and needs of the…

Selecting a Hospice Provider

Just like selecting any other medical care, if you or someone you care about needs the support of hospice, it is important to find a provider that is a good fit. Click here to learn more about hospice care. There may be a number of organizations that provide care in your area. If your doctor…